The Writer's Guide to Beginnings: How to Craft Story Openings That Sell

The Writer's Guide to Beginnings: How to Craft Story Openings That Sell

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The Writer's Guide to Beginnings: How to Craft Story Openings That Sell by Paula Munier

Give your story its best start!

The best beginnings possess a magical quality that grabs readers from the first word and never lets them go. But beginnings aren't just the door into a fictional world. They are the gateway to the realm of publishing—one that could shut as quickly as it opens.

In The Writer's Guide to Beginnings , author and literary agent Paula Munier shows you how to craft flawless beginnings that impress agents, engage editors, and captivate readers. You'll learn how to develop the big idea of your story and introduce it on page one, structure opening scenes that encompass their own story arc, kickstart your writing with effective brainstorming techniques, and introduce a compelling cast of characters that drive the plot. You'll also examine the best-selling novels from different genres to learn the secrets that experienced writers use to dive straight into a story.

With thorough examinations of voice, point of view, setting, dialogue and conflict, The Writer's Guide to Beginnings is a must-have tool for luring your readers in with your opening pages—and convincing them to stick around for the ride.

"Writing a book? Hard. Writing the beginning of a book? Rocket science! Strap on your spacesuit, because thanks to Munier's nuanced, actionable breakdown of every possible aspect of a gripping opening, authors everywhere can now take their books to the stars." — K.M. Weiland

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440347177
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 543,369
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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The Writer's Guide to Beginnings: How to Craft Story Openings That Sell 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
AliceF More than 1 year ago
MS Munier's explanation on beginnings is engrossing. Her take on how to begin a book encapsulates the middle and the end. Its a must read for anyone starting or revising their manuscript.